Hi Dario,

Thanks for sharing this proposal. As posted in the talk page, I believe that it would be a great opportunity to partner with dedicated organizations like Datahub [1] (OKFN/CKAN).

Wikidata could also play an important role in semantically describing how to interpret the information, for instance  mapping the fields of raw data to wikidata properties or describing semantically the contents of the file.

The DataNamespace could be used to render selected portions of a large file, which would be too much to handle in real time.


[1] http://datahub.io/

On Tue, Aug 27, 2013 at 8:06 PM, Dario Taraborelli <dtaraborelli@wikimedia.org> wrote:
I'd like to hear from the people on this list on a proposal to create a dedicated namespace to host open (tabular) data and make these datasets persistently identifiable, version controlled and easily embeddable into other wikis.

While this use case is currently not within the scope of Wikidata (and could potentially live on other Wikimedia wikis, like Meta or Commons), I'd appreciate input from the wikidata community on this draft:


Some interesting discussion on the talk page:



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